DeSoto, Texas Population 2020

54,459

DeSoto is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 54,459, it is the 67th largest city in Texas and the 724th largest city in the United States. DeSoto is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 11.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,047 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, DeSoto has a population density of 2,517 people per square mile.

The average household income in DeSoto is $81,267 with a poverty rate of 11.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,114 per month, and the median house value is $163,500. The median age in DeSoto is 38.6 years, 36.9 years for males, and 39.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.3 males.

DeSoto Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of DeSoto was:

  • Black or African American: 68.35%
  • White: 26.56%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Other race: 1.96%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of DeSoto, Texas is 54,459, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,523.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,047.

DeSoto, Texas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American36,24568.35%
White14,08426.56%
Two or More Races1,3292.51%
Some Other Race1,0401.96%
Asian2720.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.02%

DeSoto Population Pyramid 2020

DeSoto Median Age

38.6


Total

36.9


Male

39.9


Female

DeSoto Adults

There are 38,573 adults, (7,215 of whom are seniors) in DeSoto.

DeSoto Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto Sex Ratio

Female

28,938

54.57%

Male

24,092

45.43%

DeSoto Households and Families

DeSoto Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeSoto Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
Male65.4%34.6%
All63.6%36.4%
Female47.4%52.6%
Non Family41.5%58.5%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,9192.7863.6
Married9,0013.383.5
Non Family5,5921.1641.5
Female3,5833.6347.4
Male7434.4165.4

3.36

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeSoto Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9222.62%
9th to 12th Grade2,6637.58%
High School Graduate7,67521.84%
Some College10,67830.38%
Associates Degree3,3289.47%
Bachelors Degree6,28817.89%
Graduate Degree3,58910.21%

DeSoto Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black24,48423,1797,350
White5,5045,0121,566
Hispanic4,5542,930657
Multiple Races652537199
Other Race609426156
Asian191162119
Native American525214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.30%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,363$44,366$41,555
Less Than High School$30,123$35,144$17,031
High School Grad$32,813$38,759$26,056
Some College$42,326$45,936$41,393
Bachelors Degree$51,310$59,637$49,287
Graduate Degree$60,068$59,219$60,125

$42,363

Average Earnings

$44,366

Average Male

$41,555

Average Female

DeSoto Language

DeSoto Language by Age

DeSoto Language

82.51% of DeSoto residents speak only English, while 17.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.29% of the population.

DeSoto Poverty

DeSoto Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black35,5684,05411.40%
Hispanic9,2761,52016.39%
White6,3523655.75%
Multiple1,24335328.40%
Other1,02610310.04%
Native523261.54%

11.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.30%

Male Poverty Rate

10.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto is Native, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto is White, with 5.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.45%
High School12.07%
Some College8.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.84%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.04%
Female Unemployed9.41%
Male Employed6.39%
Female Employed4.76%

DeSoto Income

DeSoto Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,954$81,267
Families$80,576$92,287
Married Families$92,856-
Non Families$38,342$52,324

DeSoto Marital Status

DeSoto Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto Married by Age and Sex

DeSoto Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

DeSoto Marital Status by Race

DeSoto Veterans

3,085

Number of Veterans

2,791

Male Veterans

294

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,026
Vietnam992
Second Gulf War459
Korea260
World War II59
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,025
65 to 74729
55 to 64708
75+554
18 to 3469
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,2588.33%
White6817.02%
2 or More10313.62%
Hispanic661.31%
Other294.03%
Asian83.33%
Indian611.54%

$DeSoto Veterans by Education

3.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto Employment Status

69.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.41%

Born in Texas

93.13%

Native Born

6.87%

Foreign Born

3.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.13% of DeSoto residents were born in the United States, with 67.41% having been born in Texas. 3.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202054,4594680.87%
201953,9914680.87%
201853,523-137-0.26%
201753,6604680.88%
201653,1924920.93%
201552,7005821.12%
201452,1184780.93%
201351,6403900.76%
201251,2501,0422.08%
201150,2088591.74%
201049,34911,7032.74%
200037,6467,1022.11%
199030,54415,0066.99%
198015,5388,9218.91%
19706,6174,61712.71%
19602,0000.00%